Large enterprises distributed over vast distances face considerable security challenges when it comes to protecting their assets through access control, video surveillance and alarms. SIA membership consists of the world’s leading manufacturers and integrators of commercial security solutions to provide assurance to these organizations.

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Embracing the Evolution: How Proptech Is Transforming the Security Industry

SIA’s Built Environment Advisory Board defined proptech, or property technology in its long form, as “Technology connecting people and information to simplify how commercial real estate is owned, sold, managed, operated, researched, rented or bought and invested in.” The security industry historically protected commercial real estate (CRE) assets (how CRE owners refer to buildings) and…

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Improving Visitor Management With Lighting Technologies

External illumination boosts accuracy of biometric solutions Visitor management is a critical aspect of every physical security plan. Verifying the identity of patrons and guests before granting access to a facility is essential for maintaining a safe environment. Over the last decade, airports, government facilities, banks, data centers and other institutions have increasingly adopted contactless,…

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Digital Technology Is Transforming Banks

Verint Systems’ Matt Tengwall Discusses How Customer Demands Are Driving the Need for Enhanced Services and Options In recent years, the term “digital transformation” has gained prominence across various industries, signifying a fundamental reimagining of how organizations leverage technology to improve business processes. Within the financial and banking sectors, digital transformation has become synonymous with…

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Security Installations in a Wireless World

Wesco’s Bill Geary Discusses How Smart Buildings Demand a Future-Ready Infrastructure In recent years, building infrastructure has been redefined to include communication systems and broadband networks, with cabling playing as important a role in the foundation of a building as concrete and plumbing. Smart buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT), along with connected devices…

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Security Industry Association Creates New and Updated Government Relations Guides for SIA Members   

New SIA publications offer a state-by-state reference guide to biometric information privacy legislation, key information on federal grants that can be used for funding of security projects, a guide to facial recognition laws and important details on school security funding and cannabis security requirements. Updated Dec. 7, 2023 SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA)…

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Video: Fundamentals of Access Control for the Proptech Community

In this video, SIA Proptech Advisory Board member Chris Wilson covers key concepts for the proptech community to know. New video from SIA’s Proptech Advisory Board! Proptech Advisory Board member Chris Wilson, chief technology officer/principal at MXV Security Solutions, provides a “101 course” on access control, covering key concepts that those in the proptech or…

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Making the Connection Between Smart Buildings and Physical Security Solutions

Coming from a long background in the physical security space, I have found it remarkable to learn that residing in every commercial building alongside the video management system is an adjacent building management system (BMS). Even more amazing is the majority of these systems are installed, serviced and managed by different companies, departments and people.…

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How AI Solutions Make Parking Lots Smarter – and More Secure

Artificial intelligence solutions promote a better, safer customer experience Parking lots and garages are the third most crime-prone areas in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. More than one out of every 10 property crimes occurs in these areas, totaling about 1,400 incidents every day. Property owners, city officials and campus administrators…

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